The 2012-13 Essay Contest ) for fourth and fifth grade students is coming up soon. Entries must be posted marked by April 1. The topic is: “Wisconsin farms help me eat a healthy lunch by…”. This year’s topic offers the opportunity for students to learn howWisconsin farms provide a variety of healthy food choices for student’s lunches – at home and at school. The Agriculture in the Classroom essay contest is sponsored by the Frontier FS, Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, We Energies and the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation.
The National Ag in the Classroom Conference is an opportunity for volunteers, teachers and staff involved in agricultural literacy to really learn about new resources, share ideas and experiences, and network with others involved in agricultural education. The conference location rotates between the four regions in the National Ag in the Classroom consortium. The 2013 National Conference is hosted by the Central Region and will be held June 25-28 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The conference offers a variety of workshops, mini-workshops, tours and interest approaches for participants to attend. Click here (www.agclassroom.org) to learn more.
Teachers and volunteers interested in incorporating agricultural lessons into their K-12 curricula should attend one of the upcoming events held by the Wisconsin Farm Bureau’s Ag in the Classroom program. Learn more.
The Children’s Agriculture Book series is an ongoing effort by Wisconsin Agriculture in the Classroom to promote books for elementary-age children that accurately portray modern agriculture. The books are appropriate for grades K-6 and have been selected for their accuracy, readability, and overall appeal to kids. Read more.
We invite you to take a journey and experience My American Farm’s interactive, online games with educate as they entertain. Built for educators, learners and their families, the site offers free downloads for lessons and agricultural activities to explore. Check out these Fun Family Activities that you can do to explore our nation’s most essential industry: agriculture! Click to learn more.